Tag Archives: conservation

More than the humble yabbie: conserving Australia’s freshwater crayfish

Australia has nearly a quarter of the world’s 600 freshwater crayfish species, but we lag far behind in conserving them (and other invertebrates). Over at Decision Point, Qaecologist Lucie Bland shines a bright light on these fascinating yet neglected species, and discusses … Continue reading

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Qaeco Highlights from #ICCB2015 — the International Congress for Conservation Biology

It’s Spring in sunny Melbourne, and many Qaecologists are returning from what’s becoming an annual migration north to Montpellier, in France. This year, #ICCB2015 – the 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology and 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology; in … Continue reading

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Victorian National Parks Association interviews Libby Rumpf

As part of the National Science Week 2015, the Victorian National Parks Association is celebrating Victorian scientists who are dedicated in understanding natural environments and finding solutions to conservation problems. Our very own Libby Rumpf is highlighted in an article by Tim Reynolds which can be found here. If you … Continue reading

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QAECO’s favourite ecology and conservation papers of 2014

We asked everyone at QAECO to name their favourite ecology, conservation and decision science papers of 2014. The list shows our diverse interests including models and monitoring, fire and frogs, botany and biodiversity and invasions and indices. Here’s what we … Continue reading

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Saving the most species at #uomOpenDay

How should you invest $20 million to save the most species from extinction? That was the challenge we put to visitors to The University of Melbourne Open Day. You can take the challenge too! It is a difficult problem; programs … Continue reading

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Socially-acceptable conservation planning: how can we integrate biological and social values to improve conservation?

By Rachael Vorwerk, Amy Whitehead and Heini Kujala (This article was first published in the July 2014 issue of Decision Point, The Monthly Magazine of the Environmental Decisions Group) Understanding how society perceives and values different areas is important for … Continue reading

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Halting the spread of cane toads

By Reid Tingley & Darren Southwell Cane toads are one of the worst invasive species in Australia. Introduced to Queensland in 1935 as a biological control agent, the toads have spread at a formidable pace across northern Australia, and have had … Continue reading

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Choose your cake and eat it too: A very QAECO morning tea

By Natasha Cadenhead How do academics forage at morning tea? Do sweets go extinct faster than savouries? Which cake should you eat? How much should you eat? How close should you be to the coffee? The exit? Yesterday we hosted … Continue reading

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Upcoming ecology seminars in the School of Botany @unimelb

The Semester 2 schedule for the Botany Seminar Series is now complete. We’ve organised some exciting presentations from local, national and international scientists. Here’s a quick summary of the ecology speakers.

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Adaptive management of kangaroos in Wyperfeld National Park

By Chris Jones, José Lahoz-Monfort, and Cindy Hauser There are many members of QAECO who work on projects incorporating adaptive management. This post describes an example of one such project lead by Cindy and José along with Yung En Chee, Brendan … Continue reading

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